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Growing Garlic

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(Best months for growing Garlic in USA - Zone 5a regions)

P = Plant cloves

  • Easy to grow. Plant cloves. Best planted at soil temperatures between 50°F and 95°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 4 - 5 inches apart
  • Harvest in 17-25 weeks.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Beets, Carrots, Cucumbers, Dill, Tomatoes, Parsnips
  • Avoid growing close to: Asparagus, Beans, Brassicas, Peas, Potatoes

Your comments and tips

02 Nov 17, Beryl (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I had a bulb I bought and the cloves istarted to shoot, I just decided to break them off and plant them, I put them only a few Center meters apart, I had forgotten I had planted them, and about a month ago thought it was grass, was going to pull them out, a neighbour said it looks like either garlic or onion, so left them there, not long after I remembered what I had done. Now I have sooo many leaves come up. Now I want to know when do I ‘pick’ them??? Exciting
05 Nov 17, Dale (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I planted organic purple garlic in March this year and pulled them up at the end of September, They take around 8 months, but mine looked like the leaves were all dying,so out they came....and then all the rain and flooding came ,so it was the right time, They are well worth planting as they don't need much attention...just don't over water them as they may rot.
03 Nov 17, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Google " How to grow Garlic". Will tell you how long from planting to harvest.
01 Nov 17, Achmat shabodien (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Planted garlic 6/6/17 the picture are what they look like now what is the next step . Appr some advice.thanks....area is Cape Town RSA
27 Sep 17, tammy pillay (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
can i grow garlic in albert fall pietermaritzburg kwazulu natal area
19 Sep 17, Fred (Australia - temperate climate)
If I harvest my garlic cloves in October can I store them til planting in April
09 Nov 17, Dale (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Yes. Make sure they are healthy and are a good size.
13 Sep 17, Saffron (Australia - temperate climate)
I have planted garlic 4 weeks ago I water them everyday, Prior to planting I seperate cloves, I'm wondering when they'll be ready ? It is getting into warmer weather here around 17-23 degrees everyday. Also the green leaves have become soft and are no longer upright they're so soft and floppy.
14 Sep 17, Patrick (Australia - temperate climate)
I think Garlic takes a lot longer than 4 weeks to be ready (i think closer to 6 months)
17 Sep 17, Tony (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
As the garlic profile says above, planting time was autumn. Pay attention to the saying: "Plant on the shortest day and harvest on the longest".
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Read earlier post today re planting. You need good draining soil. Too wet and it will rot and too dry and will die. I would say you have sandy soil. Try a little water each day. Sandy soil water more regularly than good soil. Bit of trial and error. Google about growing it.

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